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MnTom

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MnTom last won the day on February 7 2015

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  1. I don't know where this info came from, but he was told the "forward clutches were welded"..........
  2. If it was running backwards it would be the first 12 valve I have ever heard of that did that. The guy driving it is a heavy truck mechanic/welder/fabricator so I believe he would have known if it was running funny. After he got the skid steer off he went to turn around and that was when he discovered no reverse. He did say that it shifted and ran like normal on his 10 mile drive home, but when in neutral or park it still wants to go forward. I am just trying to figure out what is the cause of this is. I know just enough about auto trannies to make it real expensive...........
  3. Hey, this is my daughter's truck, '98 12 valve. Her fiancee was using it to pull a skid steer on a trailer and had to go through a soft spot in a driveway. He said he stopped and put it in 4wd (don't know if hi or low) and proceeded to go easy through the soft spot (or so he thought!)....... When the trailer was in the soft spot he said it almost ran out of power and almost stalled. He stopped, unloaded the skid steer and drove out. That is when he said there was no reverse. All he had was forward no matter where the shifter was even in park. Sometimes he said he could 'find' neutral, but reverse was forward and backward fighting each other. It doesn't seem to be a linkage issue since it will start in park or neutral. I am in Alabama and he is in Minnesota with the truck. I have been wracking my feeble brain trying to figure this one out. Any ideas? Fluid clean and no sparkles............
  4. You guys ain't making thisa cheap fix....... I just did some looking. I can get a new motor for $183.99 or a reman for $42.99. Probably gonna let it run it until it quits completely. I do want to find a rear door latch. I have one door that won't lock or unlock electrically. I have to lock it manually.
  5. That makes sense. Guess I didn't think about the wiper motor wiring.
  6. Would the reed switch make the wipers do multiple sweeps sometimes when on intermittent? That is something I am not sure about. I was thinking that the contacts may be rough and stick once in a while. Maybe there's more than one issue. I can swap relays, but won't replace the wiper motor until it quits completely.
  7. Ever since I got my truck, once in a while the wipers won't work on intermittent and they will also stop where ever they are when I turn them off. If I turn them on and let them sweep a couple of times they will work properly and go the park position when shut off. Is this a possible relay in the PDC problem?
  8. Another update......... That shot of steroids seems to have done what I want! There is slight pain on occasion, but I can do about anything I want. Maybe it was just a tiny tear and won't be a problem to heal......... I hope. Since the day after the shot I haven't used my brace or crutches!
  9. Got an update. Went to Dr this morning. He confirmed what we thought (different doc). Torn meniscus is the most likely problem since x-ray didn't see it. His advice was "Don't rush into surgery" and gave me a shot of steroids in the knee. He also said go easy on it because surgery would put me closer to replacement. Give it time and it should heal..... I hope so because I am leaving this area in about a month with plans to be back in May for a couple of weeks.
  10. Yeah, I am not quite as mobile as the guy in my avatar....... Getting better though! I can put a little weight on my leg. Hopefully soon no more knee brace or crutches. I bet I don't heal much quicker than you, Dripley
  11. Now for the latest....... No trailer issues, but I was putting some plywood down in another trailer dueto the floor being soft. I was going up the steps and heard a loud SNAP!!! The loud snap was my right knee. Saw a Dr this morning, had an x-ray, but no real diagnosis yet. Speculation is possible torn cartilage...
  12. Hey, now....... Just because a psychologist once told me I was an "opinionated SOB" don't mean you need to rub it in.
  13. So, you're saying I got my trap glued shut?
  14. No sir. It looks better than what it did new! I also installed new bushings in the springs and new bolts in it. I didn't feel anything from the trailer (except the weight) on the way to the campground. Seems like it rode quite well. I will know more when I hit the road later this year.
  15. Well, it's been a week with the trailer back. I got the air ride installed along with the new tires. So far so good! The floor feels about as solid as it should be!
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